University of North Texas Archives

José L. Castillo Photo Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Castillo, José L.
Creator: Organization Name
Title: José L. Castillo Photo Collection
Inclusive Dates: 2004-2006
Bulk Dates: 2004-2006
Identification: José L. Castillo Photo Collection
Quantity: The collection is digital
Note: This collection is born-digital

Creator Sketch

José L. Castillo was born in 1970 and attended high school in Lima, Peru. During the early 1990s he studied translation and interpretation at the Escuela de Traducción e Interpretación de Lima (School of Translation and Interpretation of Lima). Afterwards, he continued his English studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. During his time in the United States, Mr. Castillo has worked as an editor, columnist, reporter, and media advisor in the Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth markets. He was the founder and former editor-in-chief of, currently Georgia’s largest bilingual portal to the Latino community. In March 2002, Mr. Castillo assembled a bilingual editorial staff and launched Atlanta Latino (Georgia), a weekly newspaper with identical content in both English and Spanish. In addition he has done freelance work for La Estrella (Fort Worth), the now defunct Latin Trade Magazine (Miami), HOY (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles), and has translated columns into Spanish for the New York Times Syndicate. Mr. Castillo’s work has earned recognition from his colleagues and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Daily Post (Georgia). He is a current member of the Colegio de Periodistas del Perú (Journalist Society of Peru), one of the most important journalist organizations in his native country, the American Association of Translators, and a former member of the Georgia Association of Latin American Journalists. As of this writing he is the Dallas-Fort Worth correspondent for EFE News Services, the fifth largest news wire in the world and a correspondent for La Republica (Lima, Peru). Since 2004 he has resided in Mansfield, Texas.

Scope and Contents Note

The José L. Castillo Collection consists of 2,700 digital images and fifty-seven articles from July 2004 through July 2006. The images and articles highlight protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area. Featured subjects include Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief; former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa; former LULAC President Hector Flores. The collection is visible on the Portal to Texas History website at


The collection is organized into fifty series whose titles have been changed by the staff. That information is visible on the Portal to Texas History website at and viewing all the serial titles.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

For reproduction of materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archives.

Index Terms

Minuteman Project
Salvadorian-American Association
Peruvian Association of Dallas-Fort Worth
Allied Communities of Tarrant County
Sister to Sister
Clinica Albert Galvan
Big Brothers, big sisters
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Americans -- Texas -- Social life and customs.
Latin Americans -- Texas -- Social life and customs.
Illegal aliens -- Texas -- Social life and customs
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Hispanic Americans fraternal organizations
Latin Americans fraternal
Education, Bilingual
Migrant agricultural laborers
Denton (Tex.)
Irving (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Fort Worth(Tex.)
Dallas County (Tex.)
Tarrant County (Tex.)
Ringgold (Tex.)
Mansfield (Tex.)
Document Types:
Everything in the collection is digital.

Related Materials

There are no related materials. All items are found on the Portal to Texas History website at

Administrative Information

Administrative Information: Custodial History

José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between July 2004 and July 2006 and articles to the UNT Archives.

Preferred Citation

Information about how to cite materials from the collection is available on the citations link on the Portal to Texas History website for each individual object.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Please refer to the collection on the Portal to Texas History website.